1. To develop a broad understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system with a depth of knowledge in cellular/molecular or behavioral/cognitive perspectives.
2. To use neuroscience research techniques to conduct research.
3. To integrate content, skills and critical thinking to design feasible independent research projects employing the scientific method.
4. To critique and contextualize the published neuroscience literature, including the ability to critically analyze experimental design and data interpretation.
5. To demonstrate quantitative literacy, including the application of statistical methods to analyze and interpret data.
6. To develop oral and written scientific communication skills through presentations and the writing of papers using scientific conventions of format, succinctness, objectivity and accuracy.
7. To develop an understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the use of human participants and animal subjects in neuroscience research.